News : Governor recognizes Gundalow Company’s work

Mar 29, 2013

From Fosters Daily Democrat

HAMPTON BEACH -- On Wednesday, the Gundalow Company received a proclamation from Governor John Lynch in recognition of the new programs on the sailing classroom Piscataqua, and for being a nonprofit with a diversified program and business model. He also recognized the Gundalow Company’s success in fulfilling its mission to protect the region’s maritime heritage and environment.

Gundalows were once the primary mode of transporting cargo to tidewater towns in the Piscataqua Region. Now, the Gundalow Company operates two of these vessels, both historically accurate replicas of the original cargo ships. Both vessels serve as floating classrooms in different capacities.

The Captain Adams, which was built in 1982, serves as a dockside program vessel, and has served as the primary program venue since the Gundalow Company’s inception in 2002. The Piscataqua was built and launched in 2011, and serves to provide public sailing trips as well as educational opportunities while under sail.

Molly Bolster, the Gundalow Company’s Executive Director, received the proclamation presented by Governor Lynch by saying: “We are truly honored to accept this award – which goes to hundreds of people who are the Gundalow Company –starting with staff, board, volunteers and members as well as donors, foundations. Special recognition goes to the boat builders who built the Piscataqua and the Captain and crew who have done more than 200 trips this season with locals and tourists and hundreds of students from all over NH who have participated in our programs.

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